We all heard the verse, ask and it will be given, seek and you shall find.
Luke 11:9 Is one of several times this is stated in the New Testament
So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
So today during my devotion time they asked the question something like this. Could you ask Jesus to die on a cross and be bruised and beaten for you and while your at it take my sins away?
Could you ask that and still say take those sins away and forget them but you will have to keep on forgiving me because I'm going to keep on messing up and sinning.
Each bruise Christ received could easily be bruises from us as we are disobedient. I'm not talking about sin we don't know we are doing. I'm talking about the sin we know of. We know we shouldn't share someone else's business. OH but if I do, I'll just be warning people. We know when we make the call we shouldn't talk about others but we do. I know I'm not alone. Each time I do this kind of thing I'm am brusing Chirst.
I can't imagine the forgiveness and love it took Jesus to do this for me. Me someone who he knew would be a repeat offender. Yet His love for me so great. Great than a parents love.
I say greater than a parents love because I'll have to omit when my grown kids talk back to me or say something mean (which isn't often) there are times I think I just won't talk to them for a bit. Christ doesn't ever think that way. He thinks I love you so dearly. I hurt with you. His love is so great I just can't fathom it completely. But I am truly grateful for it.